If you are a Pittsburgh employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Pittsburgh unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Pittsburgh Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Pittsburgh Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
A Pennsylvania construction company recently agreed to a settlement with workers in a federal class action unpaid overtime lawsuit to resolve claims that the company violated various provisions of federal labor and wage laws, including failure to pay overtime wages.
Federal Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Company that Failed to Pay its Workers Overtime Wages
A U.S. District Court judge recently issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Pennsylvania laundry company from transporting, shipping, or delivering goods across state lines if those goods were produced by workers who did not receive all their due wages under federal law.
The popular clothing store, Urban Outfitters, has come under fire for allegedly failing to pay managers correctly after misclassifying them.
United Cerebral Palsy of South Central Pennsylvania Inc. recently agreed to settle an unpaid overtime lawsuit and resolve claims the advocacy group failed to properly pay one of its workers for all their hours worked.
Landscapers in Pennsylvania have been awarded $4.8 million dollars after winning a lawsuit against Brightview Landscapes.
Pittsburgh Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Pittsburgh overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
Recent data shows that more than 306,000 people live in Pittsburgh and the population is still growing. It is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.
The major economic sectors include health care, research, hospitality, tourism, and government. Hospitals and medical facilities are also a major employer in the area. The unemployment rate is 7.5%
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including service employees, professors and teachers, hospital workers, tourism-based jobs, hotel and restaurant employees, professional services, doctors, nurses, and other health care workers, government employees, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the Pittsburgh area are:
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- U.S. Government
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- University of Pittsburgh
- Giant Eagle
- West Penn Allegheny Health System
- BNY Mellon Corp.
- Allegheny County
- Westinghouse Electric Co.
- Highmark Inc.
The success of Pittsburgh is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their jobs, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that the employer is not required to provide overtime pay. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to avoid paying overtime wages, however, this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also Pennsylvania overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a Pittsburgh Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. Pennsylvania unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a Pittsburgh Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Pittsburgh employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigation expenses in the case.
To file your Pittsburgh lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
Pittsburgh Legal Resources
- Pittsburgh Data
- Pittsburgh Government Website
- Pittsburgh Courts
- Pittsburgh Federal Court
- Pittsburgh Bar Association
We Handle Pittsburgh Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following Professions
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